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With Bishop Robert Barron

With many graduation ceremonies taking place at this time of year as many young people move from one educational institution to another or move into the work force, it is a time to pause and reflect on their thoughts and hopes for their future.

In recent weeks, Bishop Robert Barron delivered the commencement address to the graduating class at the University of St. Thomas in Houston. there he reminded the young people that the entire point of a Catholic intellectual formation is to produce great souls. A great soul doesn’t invent her own values; rather, she intuits the marvelous intellectual, moral, and aesthetic values that are found in the objective order—and then she responds to them with her whole heart. We must not settle for mediocrity but must 'stretch out to great things'.

Below is his talk in full.


WOF 288: Stretching Out to Great Things | The Word on Fire Show

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